7 killed as Boko Haram plants explosives on highway

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BY NDAHI MARAMA

MAIDUGURI - Members of the dreaded Boko Haram sects have adopted new strategy in their terror attacks in Borno state.

Seven passengers were killed, yesterday, when an improvised explosives device (IED)planted along Gwoza-Madagali road exploded when a bus conveying them got to the spotwhere the bomb was placed.

Gwoza-Madagali is an inter-state road connecting Borno and Adamawa state.
Vanguard gathered that the road has been closed after the unfortunate incident by security operatives as the anti-bomb team are combing the area for explosives. 

According to a reliable security source, who spoke to our Correspondent on condition of anonimity said, ” at about 0700hours of Thursday, some insurgents planted IEDs in Kutura village along the Gwoza- Madagali federal highway which exploded with a Toyota Bus conveying passengers where seven of them died on the spot, while three others sustained injuries.

He gave the name of some of the deceased as; Suleh Adamu, aged 43, Zakariya Shuaibu 40, Bako Suleiman 35, Lami Baba 40 and Mohammed Maikanwa a 50 year-old man from Damagaram town of Niger

The Police Commissioner of Borno state, Mr. Lawal Tanko confirmed the incident when contacted on phone.

Tanko said, ” Yes we received an information from the Divisional Police Officer, DPO of Gwoza Local government area that a bus conveying passengers stumbled on a Bomb planted by the side of the federal highway in Kutura village killing 7 passengers on the spot.”

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